Jamie Randall examines a case of an aristocratic family estrangement and an adult claim under the 1975 Act
By a will dated 7 July 2015 Stanley Nahajec (‘deceased’) left the whole of his estate valued at £265,710 to the defendant whom he appointed as sole executor. The deceased died on 19 July 2015 and a grant of probate to the defendant was issued on 15 October 2015...
The Court of Appeal judgment in Ilott v Mitson highlights the problem of quantifying reasonable financial provision for the adult child under s2 of the I(PFD)A 1975.
Marula Christofides died on 14 May 2009 having made a will on 22 October 2008 leaving her worldwide residuary estate between her son Andreas, her two daughters Panayiota and Joanna and her granddaughter Benita.
Probate was granted in May 2010 on a net UK estate of £308,253 with a property in London valued then at £300,000 but at the time of trial worth £420,000...
After Ilot v Mitson testators should be careful when excluding children from their will, as